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6 Wounded In Shooting At Unauthorized Speakeasy, Police Say

AP | Posted 01.21.2015 | Crime

CLAIRTON, Pa. (AP) — A shooting early Friday at a building outside Pittsburgh that police described as a speakeasy left six people wounded, and inve...

PHOTOS: The Disappearing Ghost Signs Of The Rust Belt

Randy Fox | Posted 01.09.2013 | Travel
Randy Fox

Ghost signs are nearly the equivalent of what cave drawings were to our early modern day explorers: signifiers of how previous lives lived, worked and maybe the kind of beer they drank or the cigarettes they smoked. While these ghost signs populate many towns in our country, they are in the process of leaving us. As the wrecking ball flies and mundane urban renewal efforts commence, we're losing more relics every day.

Autumn Comes To The Rust Belt

Randy Fox | Posted 11.25.2012 | Travel
Randy Fox

As autumn sets in to the Rust Belt, I'm always reminded of the lines written by James Wright, a poet, who was raised around the factories in Martins Ferry, Ohio. Yes, many of the mills are long gone, but the ritual is largely the same.

PHOTOS: Hollywood Briefly Comes To The Factory Valleys

Randy Fox | Posted 05.05.2012 | Travel
Randy Fox

Today, Hollywood is alive again in the cities and valleys of Western PA and its surrounding areas.

Murder Suspect's Alibi: 'I Was At The Crib Chilling, Smoking Some Weed'

Posted 12.21.2011 | Crime

Garry "Little Man" Smith declared his innocence by apparently announcing his guilt to another crime. The 25-year-old suspected in a deadly shooting...